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Queen Anne Revival

The word eclectic perhaps best describes this style that incorporates architectural elements borrowed from several different periods. Roof lines tend to be very irregular, broken by turrets, towers, decorative chimneys, dormers, gabled and multi-gabled roofs, and long, sweeping verandahs. Exterior walls are commonly covered with a variety of different shapes, stucco, and, at times, stone. Round, oval, along with rectangular windows of many sizes can often be found on the same house. Window treatment frequently includes the use of stained or coloured glass.



stones or bricks used to decoratively emphasize the outside corners of a building